We spend a lot of time talking about romance on daytime - but what about the friendships? This seems to be another area that soaps are lacking in - good old, solid friendships.
Currently on AMC......there is not a lot, if any of these. And the ones that are showcased are contrived - (Zach and Greenlee and Kendall and Greenlee for example). Then there are friendships that are missing.
Switching shows for a moment....when I watched GH, I loved the friendships that existed. I loved seeing Monica and Bobbie at Kelly's - drinking coffeee and having Ruby's pie. I loved seeing Sonny and Luke at Luke's - playing cards or having a drink in his office. I loved Brenda and Robin and Brenda and Lois - friendships. They were real and added a fantastic dynamic to the show.
Back to AMC...where are the friendships? The real ones. The ones that friends call each other in times of sadness and pain - happy times - lonely times, etc?
Annie formed a fantastic friendship with Julia....why didn't we see that when Ryan's amnesia first kicked in? Why don't we see more of Josh / Zach? They are family yes, but they did become friends and it was a great thing to watch. Amanda and Kendall have a lot in common and could have a very good friendship....so, why not?
It's nice to see Opal and Erica connecting again - I hope it conitnues once Erica is out of jail. You do still have the AIdan / Tad friendship, but then you have the Tad / Jesse friendship. I don't know the history of these characters, but I thought Jesse and Tad really didn't get a long this well once upon a time.
Friendships...they are needed in soaps. Characters should be emotionally invested in each other on this most basic of levels.....whether is two friends kicking back and catching up or supporting each other through a difficult time.
So tell me...what are some of your favorite friendships on AMC - past or present. Who would you like to see as friends?